Bari

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Bari
Comune
Comune di Bari
A collage of Bari, Top left:Swabian Castle, Top right:Night in Pane e Pomodoro Beach, Bottom left:Ferrarese Square, Bottom upper light:Bari University in Rossi street, Bottom lower right:View of Punta Perotti seaside area

Coat of arms
Bari is located in Italy
Bari
Location of Bari in Italy
Coordinates: 41°07′31″N 16°52′0″E / 41.12528°N 16.866667°E / 41.12528; 16.866667Coordinates: 41°07′31″N 16°52′0″E / 41.12528°N 16.866667°E / 41.12528; 16.866667
Country Italy
Region Apulia
Province Bari (BA)
Government
 • Mayor Michele Emiliano (Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 116 km2 (45 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 320,475
 • Density 2,763/km2 (7,155/sq mi)
Demonym Baresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 70121-70132
Dialing code 080
Patron saint Saint Nicholas
Saint day May 8

Bari (Italian: Bari; Bari dialect: Bare; Latin: Barium; Ancient Greek: Barion) is a city in southern Italy. Bari is the capital of Bari Provence and of the Apulia Region. The city itself has a population of about 320,475, as of 2011, over 116 km2, while the fast-growing urban area counts 653,028 inhabitants over 203 km2. The metropolitan area counts 2 million inhabitants. It is the second biggest city in southern Italy (after Naples).

Geography[change | change source]

Quarters[change | change source]

Quarters of Bari
Municipality Quarters
I Palese Macchie & Santo Spirito-Catino-San Pio
II San Paolo & Stanic
III Picone & Poggiofranco
IV Carbonara-Santa Rita, Ceglie del Campo & Loseto
V Japigia, Torre a Mare & San Giorgio
VI Carrassi, San Pasquale & Mungivacca
VII Madonnella
VIII Libertà & Marconi-San Girolamo-Fesca
IX Murat & San Nicola

Shown above are the twenty quarters of Bari: these twenty neighbourhoods or "quartiere" as they are known, are further divided into nine governmental community boards.[2]

Climate[change | change source]

Bari enjoys a semi-arid Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm to hot, dry summers. Snowfall in winter is possible. During the summer of 2008 temperatures reached as high as 42 °C (108 °F).

Climate data for Bari
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12.1
(53.8)
12.7
(54.9)
14.7
(58.5)
17.9
(64.2)
22.2
(72)
25.8
(78.4)
28.4
(83.1)
28.3
(82.9)
25.4
(77.7)
21.0
(69.8)
17.1
(62.8)
13.5
(56.3)
19.93
(67.87)
Average low °C (°F) 5.0
(41)
5.3
(41.5)
6.7
(44.1)
9.0
(48.2)
12.9
(55.2)
16.6
(61.9)
19.1
(66.4)
19.1
(66.4)
16.5
(61.7)
12.8
(55)
9.1
(48.4)
6.4
(43.5)
11.54
(52.78)
Precipitation mm (inches) 50.8
(2)
57.2
(2.252)
52.1
(2.051)
47.4
(1.866)
36.7
(1.445)
32.0
(1.26)
27.0
(1.063)
39.3
(1.547)
62.0
(2.441)
64.6
(2.543)
54.1
(2.13)
63.0
(2.48)
586.2
(23.079)
Humidity 77 74 72 68 68 65 64 65 68 72 76 78 70.6
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 7.3 7.9 7.3 6.5 5.1 4.5 2.6 3.7 5.1 6.4 6.7 8.2 71.3
Source: Servizio Meteorologico[3]

Twin towns—Sister cities[change | change source]

Bari is twinned with:

References[change | change source]

  1. ‘City’ population (i.e. that of the comune or municipality) from demographic balance: January–April 2009, ISTAT.
  2. "Quartieri". Palapa.it. 8 January 2008. http://www.palapa.it/palapadnn/Quartieri/tabid/23/Default.aspx.
  3. "Bari". Servizio Meteorologico. 18 August 2012. http://clima.meteoam.it/viewClino.php?type=File&station=270&name_station=Bari.
  4. "Sister Cities of Guangzhou". Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office. http://www.gzwaishi.gov.cn/Item/3970.aspx. Retrieved 2010-02-10.

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